I am Me and I am Proud

Excerpt from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your L!fe™ Anthology (to be released Spring 2015)

When you call me fat, do not worry.
I know it is you,
not me that has to change.
I know I am beautiful just the way I am.
I care less of what people think,
because I know and celebrate the real me.
You may call me stupid;
but I know I am intelligent and smart beyond my years.
Look at the way I expose my real self.
I am me and I am proud.
Hope is what I want.
Not for me, but for you,
to see that I am beautiful just the way I am.

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Dear Bully

Poem from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your L!fe™, Anthology (to be released Spring ’15) by WWW Student

Dear Bully,
You’re wrong!
I know who I am.
Smart, beautiful, and funny.
You might not like that,
but it’s because you’re JEALOUS.
Believe in yourself.
You are wonderful, too.
I understand you.
But, just know,
You don’t have to be a BULLY.

Dear Victim

Poem from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your Life™, Anthology (to be released Winter 2014) by The Write of Your Life™ Student

Dear Victim,
I know it was WRONG,
You are beautiful, smart, and funny.
I just wanted to feel the same.

Father’s Words

Excerpt from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your Life™, Anthology (to be released Winter 2014)

Learn the good in me, not the bad
But if you so happen to learn the bad, learn from it.
Learn to stay on your toes.
Learn to take care of yourself, you don’t need a man’s help.
Learn to work hard for the things you want.
Learn to stay happy.
Learn to always get up and try again.

Hands

Excerpt from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your L!fe™, Anthology (to be released Winter 2014)

These hands that are blessed with movement.
These hands that are active and playful with my son.
These hands that hold and comfort loved ones.
These hands that wipe away the tears of the little one.
These hands that my son will grow up in.
These hands that will wrap around him and hold him.

Home

Excerpt from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your Life™, Anthology (to be released Winter 2014)

Home is a place I enjoy being.
Not literally where I fall asleep every night,
And wake up every morning.
Home is a place where I’m surrounded by people I love,
And who love me in return.
Home is where I can be myself,
Not feeling alone.

Learn

Excerpt from YOUR L!FE: Young Voices from The Write of Your Life™, Anthology (to be released Winter 2014)

Learn to appreciate the life around you,
Learn to never question your capabilities.
Learn to get back up if you can, while you struggle,
or without a doubt after it.
Learn to have fun despite the reasons you feel you shouldn’t.
Learn to be yourself and live proud of it.
Learn to be forgiving and understanding,
But most of all, learn who you want to be.
Learn how much your father loves you,
and how much your mother loved you, too.
Even if you feel your mother has abandoned you.
Learn to appreciate you got to meet her.
Learn to love yourself,
and learn to appreciate even what you cannot see.